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When first started, Firefox takes way too long to load any website

I'm hoping someone can help with a conundrum. A few years ago, whenever I first started Firefox--whether I had just started up my computer or had exited Firefox and open… (read more)

I'm hoping someone can help with a conundrum.

A few years ago, whenever I first started Firefox--whether I had just started up my computer or had exited Firefox and opened it back up--it would take several minutes for Firefox to load any website (Google, Amazon, weather.com--anything). Once the first site loaded, it would load subsequent sites normally. Interestingly, it was only my default profile that was affected; if I used another profile or created a new one, websites would load within seconds of my starting Firefox.

I finally broke down and created a new default profile, imported my history/bookmarks/etc., reinstalled extensions, adjusted settings, etc. The new profile behaved nicely, loading the first website within a few seconds of Firefox starting. But over time, the load time has gradually increased to the point where it is now behaving just like the old profile: I load Firefox, I try to go to any website, and it takes several minutes for it to load.

Any ideas what's happening/what's the problem? Hoping someone out there has some wisdom and can help troubleshoot. Thanks!

Asked by pizzilla 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Firefox tab crashing immediately on Twitch.tv

My Firefox tab keeps crashing on a particular website. Whenever I go to twitch.tv, the site begins to load and then I get the "Gah. Your tab just crashed." screen. I'm on… (read more)

My Firefox tab keeps crashing on a particular website. Whenever I go to twitch.tv, the site begins to load and then I get the "Gah. Your tab just crashed." screen. I'm only getting this crash on twitch.tv pages, and this issue just started on May 31, 2024. When I try to open a twitch.tv page in Private Mode, the page loads just fine. I've never had a Firefox tab crash prior to this.

I've tried turning off all of my Firefox extensions, but that didn't solve the issue. I also tried opening Firefox in Troubleshooting Mode, but I still got the tab crash. I'm using the latest version of Firefox as of today's date.

Asked by echidnaenigma 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Wrong focus when right-clicking on a bookmark (126.0 for Linux Mint)

Since the latest update, when I right-click on a bookmark or an item in the history list (from the menu or the bookmarks toolbar), I still get the menu that has items lik… (read more)

Since the latest update, when I right-click on a bookmark or an item in the history list (from the menu or the bookmarks toolbar), I still get the menu that has items like "Open in new tab" or "Edit Bookmark".

However, the focus for the mouse stays on the previous menu, so that I can't click on anything in the "right-click menu", instead it is interpreted as a click in some random item in the previous menu.

Going into troubleshoot mode didn't help, so I don't think it's my configuration causing this.

Asked by christinetobler 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Language in menu of FF 126.0 is mixed up

Hello, I have a problem: After an automatic update of the language packs, parts of the Firefox menu (version 126.0) are displayed in EN. Parts in DE. Seems to be related… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem: After an automatic update of the language packs, parts of the Firefox menu (version 126.0) are displayed in EN. Parts in DE. Seems to be related to the update... how can I change this again? I have already changed the language settings. Didn't help...it appeared after an automatic update on May 28. Thanks for an idea :)

Asked by fibroblast 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 month ago

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Pages taking ages to load

Hi all, I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the proble… (read more)

Hi all,

I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the problem still persists.

When I load Firefox the pages take ages to load. It doesn't matter what the page is, it takes ages, except that about: pages load fine, no problem. When I say pages take ages to load, I mean that everything about the page takes ages, not only the next, not on the images and other content etc, everything. This only started happening today and I only created a new profile a month or so ago. I don't have many tabs open (maybe 20) of which 9 are pinned. I do have lots of extensions installed.

I've tried troubleshooting/safe mode, that makes no difference.

Private browsing and loading another profile are fine, they don't have this problem.

I've cleared all cache and data, cookies, etc, including startup cache.

I've deleted the content-prefs file, and removed places files.

I've tried disabling and enabling hardware acceleration.

I've tried disabling TRR.

Probably some other things too, but so far nothing has worked.

Suggestions please! :)

Asked by madbilly 6 months ago

Answered by madbilly 1 month ago

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FIREFOX CRASHES

firefox has fully stoped working for me, i cant open even one tab a message appears that says' guh your tab has crashed' i cant do absolutely anything, please i need help… (read more)

firefox has fully stoped working for me, i cant open even one tab a message appears that says' guh your tab has crashed' i cant do absolutely anything, please i need help

Asked by Komo Dino 7 months ago

Last reply by Catt1960 1 month ago

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The the United States USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!!

Support, The USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!! The Home page loads okay but there are multiple other issues with links not working. For instance all of … (read more)

Support,

The USPS website does not work properly with Firefox!! The Home page loads okay but there are multiple other issues with links not working. For instance all of the links under Quick Tools do not work except this one: https://www.usps.com/manage/po-boxes.htm. Other things don't work either.

Everything works fine that I tried with Google Chrome though! Please address soon.

Thanks

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 5 months ago

Answered by Wayne Carpenter 5 months ago

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Firefox is very slow after reinstall - tried all troubleshooting

I have been using Firefox for many years and never had issues. Two days ago, I turned on my HP with Windows 10 and I got a pop up message something about Error Platform … (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many years and never had issues. Two days ago, I turned on my HP with Windows 10 and I got a pop up message something about Error Platform 126.0 XUL Runner is not compatible. I could not access Firefox, Google, or the internet. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled, but after that, everything runs very slow. Each time I go into a website, it can take up to over a minute to pull up! I cannot even delete email from my Gmail! It's piling up. Downloading can take over an hour! I checked all the trouble shooting forums in Mozilla and tried just about everything. I went back into "About:profile"s and created a new profile. It it did not make any difference. I also did a Firefox refresh. Did not help any. I went back into the profile I had before the XUL error because my bookmarks were there. Still slow. I cleaned out the cache, in both Firefox and my Windows 10. made no difference. I only have three extensions in Firefox. I don't know what else I can do to fix this. Also, my drivers and other software are automatically updated by Windows. My HP is only 2 years old as well. Everything was fine in Firefox until that XUL error message popped up and I had to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. That is when everything became agonizingly slow!

Update: My computer is barely usable anymore because of the Firefox issue. Having to wait for a minute or more for everything I do on the internet? I know it cannot be my computer itself because it is not even two years old yet. I may have to dump Firefox if I cannot get this fixed. I have Norton 360 and it is not malware or a virus. Firefox messed something up.

Asked by history1962 1 month ago

Answered by history1962 1 month ago

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Tab crashes

Every time I open Firefox, it crashes immediately and does not trigger the crash report window. Even though I have checked and enabled the option to send crash reports in… (read more)

Every time I open Firefox, it crashes immediately and does not trigger the crash report window. Even though I have checked and enabled the option to send crash reports in the settings, it doesn't work. When I look for crash report logs, it shows that I have not sent any crash reports.I've tried many methods to view the crash report, but it just shows that there are none. I only found this information related to crash reports in the installation files.(you can see it in the picture),hope someone can answer this question, thank you very much.😭

Asked by 1484759273 1 month ago

Last reply by James 1 month ago

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Tab crashes

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1447949] Every time I open Firefox, it crashes immediately and does not trigger the crash report window. Even thoug… (read more)

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1447949]
Every time I open Firefox, it crashes immediately and does not trigger the crash report window. Even though I have checked and enabled the option to send crash reports in the settings, it doesn't work. When I look for crash report logs, it shows that I have not sent any crash reports.I've tried many methods to view the crash report, but it just shows that there are none. I only found this information related to crash reports in the installation files.(you can see it in the picture),hope someone can answer this question, thank you very much.😭

Asked by 1484759273 1 month ago

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weird graphical bug when connected to tv through HDMI when on duplicate mode

Hello, I have a weird bug with the firefox browser causing weird graphical glitches only on the main screen when a HDMI cable is plugged in on the duplicate mode. I have … (read more)

Hello, I have a weird bug with the firefox browser causing weird graphical glitches only on the main screen when a HDMI cable is plugged in on the duplicate mode. I have found that is is only on firefox and not my desktop or any other programs. Firefox is up to date and the issue is fixed when the HDMI set to extend

I hope you find out why this is happening and fix it swiftly Thank you -Dominic

Asked by IcyCarbide 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox url and search bar display issue since last update (126)

There is a display issue when I search anything in the url bar. It goes up the window, and disappears completely if many suggestions are made. The issue disappears when i… (read more)

There is a display issue when I search anything in the url bar. It goes up the window, and disappears completely if many suggestions are made. The issue disappears when in troubleshooting mode. I disabled all plugins, changed the theme to no avail.

Asked by jacquessanson 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Dead keys not working only in a specific profile

Today I noticed that typing characters with accents like á, ã, â, etc. doesn't seem to work at all from firefox, they all end up ignoring the dead key and just typing the… (read more)

Today I noticed that typing characters with accents like á, ã, â, etc. doesn't seem to work at all from firefox, they all end up ignoring the dead key and just typing the letter itself. It can render them just fine and I can paste them from another app normally too, but actually typing them is impossible from firefox.

After trying to troubleshoot, I eventually found out a few things: - iBus is not at fault, since it works in every other app and I even restarted it, but the problem persists - This only happens in my main profile, newly created profiles don't have that problem - The problem still happens on troubleshoot mode (as long as it is my main profile) - Compose key also doesn't work (I don't want to use compose key anyway, because my keyboard has specialized dead keys, but I at least tried it)

I suspect the problem lies in a setting on about:config that's different from newly created profiles, but I have no idea which and Ctrl+F searching this site doesn't show any relevant configuration that might be the culprit.

Asked by Kazuma 2 months ago

Answered by Kazuma 2 months ago

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Login for disqus.com not showing up.

There is a problem logging into Disqus. (disqus.com and disquscdn.com) This is affecting Linux and Windows installations. Page I'm having problems at www.lawyersgunsmon… (read more)

There is a problem logging into Disqus. (disqus.com and disquscdn.com)

This is affecting Linux and Windows installations.

Page I'm having problems at www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com

I have used the troubleshooting mode and caches have been cleared and all extension disabled with no luck.

Other browsers are functional. The log in doesn't appear at all:

Asked by Owlbear1 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Why does Firefox stay on the Linkedin page

I'm up to the most current version of Firefox 120.0.1 (64-bit) Windows 11 For this and the last versions over a couple of years whenever I go to; https://www.linkedin.… (read more)

I'm up to the most current version of Firefox

120.0.1 (64-bit) Windows 11

For this and the last versions over a couple of years whenever I go to;

https://www.linkedin.com

Then try to go to any other page like https://nextdoor.com from a bookmark, it stays on linkedin.

If I enter the address by typing it in, it works.

Asked by Mr BO 7 months ago

Answered by Mr BO 2 months ago

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"Failed to check for updates" et al

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v… (read more)

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v 23H2. I keep getting bubbles saying that Firefox wasn't able to check for updates- not that it couldn't download or install updates, but it couldn't search for one. I also did the "about Firefox" thing and it gives me the same message. Both of these have been going on for a couple days and I have attempted restarting Firefox multiple times and did a manual update [125.0.1 (64-bit)] just in case there was a problem there. Now, I've tried the tips from the other threads (turning off the proxy, checking any anti-update policies, and checking the add.update.url in the config settings) with no luck. So in an effort to either bump the question or get any Windows oriented answers... Thanks muchly

Asked by xheavenlybodiesx 3 months ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 2 months ago